Sonora Peak, California

Prominence: 1816 ft, 554 m

Elevation: 11,459 feet, 3493 meters

True Isolation: 4.71 mi, 7.57 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 11,464 ft / 3495 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)38° 21' 14'' N, 119° 38' 8'' W
38.35385, -119.6355 (Dec Deg)
269708 E 4248364 N, Zone 11 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionAlpine (Highest Point)

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Lists that contain Sonora Peak:
     USA Lower 48 Range5 High Points (Rank #91)
     Western Contiguous USA CoHPs (Rank #93)
     Western USA CoHPs (Rank #100)
     California Wilderness High Points (Rank #14)
     Western States Climbers List (Rank #152)
     California County High Points (Rank #10)
     High Points of Counties Crossed by the Pacific Crest Trail (Rank #11)
     Top 10 County High Points Grid for U.S. States (Rank #65)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       California County Summits (Suttle)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1970-07 by Frederick Johnson
     1996-07-05 by Richard Carey
     2008-07-12 by Eric Light
     2009-09-13 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2010-06-10 by James Barlow (Unsuccessful)
     2010-09-02 by James Barlow
     2012-06-20 by George Burgess (GPS Track)
     2013-06-15 by Eric Noel
     2013-06-30 by Daniel Block
     2013-08-12 by Mike Jay (GPS Track)
     2013-08-25 by Coby King
     2014-09-14 by Mihai Giurgiulescu (GPS Track)
     2014-10-13 by David Sanger
     2015-06-20 by Patrick Bergeron (GPS Track)
     2015-09-12 by Dean Gaudet (GPS Track)
     2015-10-20 by William Inman
     2016-05-29 by Mr. L (Unsuccessful)
     2016-05-30 by Mr. L (Unsuccessful)
     2016-06-28 by Andria Hernandez
     2016-07-09 by Swingshift Hiker
     2016-07-09 by Mr. L (GPS Track)

View ascents of peak by registered members (185 total)

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Sonora Peak is only a couple miles north of Highway 108 at Sonora Pass, and this access helps make the summit an easy hike. Unlike the granite peaks for which the Sierra Nevada is famous, Sonora Peak is a pile of rotten volcanic scree. It is the highest point in Alpine County, California, and there is no higher summit further north in the Sierra.

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View from Sonora Peak, CA (2013-07-06). Photo by Jerry Beals.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 1816 ft/554 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 1816 ft/554 m
  Key Col: Sonora Pass    9643 ft/2939 m
Isolation4.71 mi/7.57 km
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Leavitt Peak  (S)
Isolation Limit Point: 38° 17' 12'' N, 119° 39' 3'' W
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RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Sierra Nevada
Range4: Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada
Range5: Carson-Iceberg Area (Highest Point)
Drainage BasinsGreat Basin
Internal Drainage-N.A.
Worldwide Internal Drainage
OwnershipLand: Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest/Stanislaus National Forest
Wilderness/Special Area: Carson-Iceberg Wilderness Area (Highest Point)
Topo MapSonora Pass O38119c6 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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